10.22.2008

way back... wednesday

today... i thought i would share some photos
that hold deep meaning for me...
that i look at often...
that have a story all their own!

These are some shots i took in my gran-mama's studio.
I wanted to remember things just as she left them.

Her studio was a place you could "FEEL"...
it was ALIVE!
Alive with a soaring spirit...
abounding creativity...
flowing inspiration...
a deep LOVE!

Holding her near me today as i set out to take on the day.







16 comments:

HipMomma said...

Oh, I can smell the paint.

C said...

Love that last painting. :) Hope your day is great! :)

Krista said...

how lucky are YOU to have those pics and memories!

Gini said...

WOW. How lucky you are to have these photos......

meg duerksen said...

precious.
what a wonderful memory for you.

i love that painting in the middle with the pink church. :)

Annabelle said...

Your grandmother was so talented. Mine was, too. She could do any kind of needlework. She was amazing. And I miss her, too. I know how you feel.

Rachel said...

Love the paintings...now her memory can live on within you!

katie said...

i love it...what a legacy.

Simply Me... said...

Thank you so much for sharing! what wonderful memories. Have a great tuesday.

Big Hugs, Lanny

Dancing Queen said...

i've been talking a lot about my grandma to the kiddos lately and jack came home wanting to watch a clip of annie's first day of kindergarten when he was talking funny...it was right after annie's birthday party where my grandma was sitting right there in the chair of our family room...seeing that shot of her & hearing her voice took my breath away for a second...the holidays coming up should definitely be harder this year, but so great that we have so many wonderful memories to reflect on...

sending you hugs...

Hipmomofboyz said...

What a great memory. I love the last picture.

cjs said...

no wonder you are the way you are.

exposure to creativity is nothing short of magic. a gift, indeed.

One Wired Woman said...

These photos are great, Carissa. So special... I love the painting of the church. :) ~Jill

MGF said...

The paint brushes start off the story. It is great that a smell, thought or picture can take you right back there.

Gordostyle said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!

Smiles,
Jen

Liz said...

This reminds me of my mom. I used to love playing with those gummy erasers when I was little.